Life cycle approach by dairy farmers in Drenthe

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Eco Design, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Technical and Research, Energy, Communication and Education, Recycling, Water, Land use, Biodiversity, Other Fractions

Organisation: Province of Drenthe

Main partners:

  • Waterboard Hunze en Aa’s
  • Boerenverstand
  • ETC
  • DSM
  • LTO-noord
  • NMFD

Localisation: Drenthe/Netherlands


A series of sustainable dairy farm projects have been implemented in the Province of Drenthe. The activities were carried out with a “life cycle approach”, aiming to support farmers in optimizing their farming system. Nutrient recycling and improving soil biodiversity were key to the approach.

Selective collection in the Sardinia region

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Biogenic fraction, Legal, Paper, Economic, Metal, Glass, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, Communication and Education, Recycling

Organisation: Autonomous Region of Sardinia

Localisation: Sardinia/Italy


Sardinia managed to achieve a dramatic improvement in its waste management performance becoming one of the best performing islands in the Mediterranean. Focusing on bio-waste separate collection and door-to-door collection, the island reached 60% separate collection in 2016 proving that tourist destinations can achieve high waste management targets.

Edible Edinburgh

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: City of Edimburgh Council

Main partners:

Edible Edinburgh

Localisation: Edinburgh/Scotland/UK


The city of Edinburgh committed to develop a sustainable food strategy, according to the “Sustainable Edinburgh 2020”, published in 2011. Consequently, Edible Edinburgh was created to support the strategy, and elaborated the Sustainable Food City Plan, that aims at improving the food system for citizens and providing good food products.

Gothenburg food policy

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Land use

Tags: procurement

Organisation: City of Gothenburg

Main partners:

Localisation: Gothenburg/Sweden


Since 2009 the City of Gothenburg has promoted a better land use oriented at food production, through organic and urban agriculture.
The municipality developed many activities in 5 focus areas: food production, food consumption, food deliveries and logistics, resource efficiency nutrient circulation and water for food. Specific attention is paid to capitalising on Gothenburg’s large availability of unused land, turning it into a resource for local and organic food production.